Director of Private Biography

Collin Montenegro – Director of Private Sector

Collin Montenegro is a cybersecurity professional with over 7 years of IT experience, 4 of those years in way of cybersecurity. Collin is an avid lover of all things cyber and is constantly researching, studying, and working on cyber-related projects to remain on the up and up. He currently holds a Master`s Degree in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance, and over 14 industry recognized certifications including GSEC, GCFE, GCCC, and CEH. He is currently an Information System Security Officer supporting the U.S. Department of Energy. Collin is also the founder/creator of a local Las Vegas Cybersecurity Meetup group, and the leader of DEF CON’s DC702 group, that goes by the name of “Shad0w Synd1cate”. Shad0w Synd1cate’s vision is to bring the community together to learn and grow in the field of cybersecurity. They conduct monthly meetups that consist of hands-on workshops, presentations, Capture-The-Flag events, and more! The group currently has ~400 members and is open to all who are interested regardless of experience.